Sporting Digest: Cricket

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MIKE GATTING will captain an England XI against a Rest of the World team in the first of two one-day matches at Jesmond next month. Graham Gooch, unavailable on 13 July because of a benefit game, is due to lead the home side 24 hours later.

ENGLAND XI SQUAD (v Rest Of The World, One- day matches, Jesmond, 13 and 14 July): G A Gooch (Essex), M A Atherton (Lancashire), M W Gatting, M R Ramprakash, M A Roseberry (all Middlesex), N H Fairbrother (Lancashire), S J Rhodes (Worcestershire), R D B Croft (Glamorgan), P A J DeFreitas (Lancashire), M C Ilott, P M Such (both Essex), T A Munton (Warwickshire).

REST OF THE WORLD: D L Haynes, P V Simmons (both West Indies), Salim Malik (Pakistan), M J Greatbatch (New Zealand), D M Jones (Australia), I V A Richards (capt), J R Murray, M D Marshall (all West Indies), D K Morrison (New Zealand), A A Donald (South Africa), C A Walsh (West Indies).